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MindPlace Proteus USB Light & Sound Meditation Mind Machine

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  • Mindplace is the leading manufacturer of Light and Sound Mind Machines since 1988
  • Accelerated learning
  • Improve focus and attention and relax more deeply
  • Elevate your mood
  • Enhanced memory
  • Stunning visual experience
  • Ruby/Emerald Ganzframe light glasses with micro LEDs
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Safety Information
Proteus is NOT intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment or cure of any physical or mental condition or dysfunction.They should NOT be used by persons with brain or neurological disorders (e.g., epilepsy) which may be triggered or aggravated by rapid light fluctuations.

Indications
Use to help with sleep, relaxation, stress relief, study aid or learning aid.

Directions
Use in a quiet darkened space, at a time when you can relax.

Legal Disclaimer
Not a medical device. Do not use if you have seizure disorders. No MindPlace products are intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Bulb Voltage
110 Volts

Product Description

The Proteus Advanced Light and Sound Stimulation System is known throughout the world to be one of the classic mind machines. Many thousands of users experience its benefits. Since release the platform has expanded in capability with several upgrades and feature additions.

The Proteus was the first BiColor mind machine to feature two color channels of LEDs in light glasses activated and mixed simultaneously. This creates a light show covering a wide range of up to 4,096 perceived colors. The Proteus ships with our Ruby/Emerald Ganzframes which have 4 red and 4 green LEDs generating an extremely bright and engaging display.

The Proteus is an ideal platform for AudioStrobe decoding allowing you to utilize many commercial music CDs or software applications. AudioStrobe technology uses an inaudible signal embedded in music tracks to trigger the lights in perfect synch with the audio.

The Proteus system is a price vs. performance breakthrough. With the Proteus we deliver a large well rounded set of features including manual control of the most important parameters from the front of the unit. You can explore and customize your experience in realtime as the session plays. This feature expands the possibilities of the system infinitely.

The Proteus is unique among our products as it can be connected with our ThoughtStream Biofeedback System to use biofeedback readings to control programs. For instance, when you are relaxed the lights can tend toward the green end of the spectrum and when you are stressed more toward red. Sound and entrainment frequencies can also be aligned with biofeedback readings.

For the easy-to-use realtime control, biofeedback with the ThoughtStream (sold separately), and the best AudioStrobe decoders available, plus the comfortable and bright Ruby/Emerald Ganzframes, the Proteus is one of the top mind machines ever created regardless of price.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 4 inches ; 6.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B00061URFG
  • UPC: 895555002025
  • Item model number: Proteus USB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,101 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Customer Reviews

I like the visualize programs.
M. Stone
I found the experience fascinating and I can certainly see how this could be useful for meditation, relaxation and perhaps even pain management.
Patrick D. Goonan
There's so much to say about this amazing product, yet so little.
A. A.

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167 of 178 people found the following review helpful By Patrick D. Goonan on May 5, 2007
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I am a former teaching fellow in Physiology and I also have additional graduate education in both biochemistry and psychology. Some of my studies included neurobiology and I have a lot of meditation experience. As part of my work, I teach meditation workshops and also use biofeedback personally and for education purposes. While I know the basics of neurofeedback, it is not a specialty area. So, using this product was a brand new experience for me. This is not biofeedback as such, but it could be coupled with biofeedback for various purposes.

What this equipment does in generate patterns of light that are synchronized with sound. There are also various CDs available that couple the Proteus unit to music. I tried the system in both ways, but got the most out of coupling it with music.

The glasses provided with the Proteues are meant to be used while your eyes are closed. They generate very bright light that shines through your eyelids. In EEG work, a light strobe is used in a similar fashion to induce seizures in susceptible people or for other types of study.

The theoretical concept behind this type of technology is that one can induce certain brain states characterized by different amplitudes of specific types of brain waves i.e. alpha, beta, theta and delta. Different patterns of brain waves result in different mind states. The product literature also talks about the concept of entrainment where your brain waves synchronize to the light and sound while your brain hemispheres are synchronized or balanced.

While I can't speak to the validity of the theory, testing, etc., I could talk about my experience.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Jerome Lul on September 22, 2008
All I can say is good stuff. Also, I'm glad I didn't spend more money for larger memory capacity because I only use 2 of the preprogrammed and 1 that I made and transfered from the PC. I got exactly what I asked for and it functions as expected. I've been geekin' daily and my sessions are very important to me. I've always had trouble meditating but the mind machine, for some reason, keeps me glued for the time of the session. It's hard to say if it's "changed my life" but I love doing it nonetheless. The manufacturer has a web site with forums and updates and sample sessions created by users. This was a good catch.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Karen A. Finnegan on December 7, 2009
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I have anxiety issues related to PTSD and this unit was a suggestion to me by my psychiatrist to use in conjunction with neurofeed back sessions that I receive in his office. The unit seems to enhance and prolong the effects of the neurofeedback. Initially, I had a difficult time sitting still so I decided to purchase the Tibetan Highlands CD ( audio encoded CD to use in conjunction with the light strobe) and what a difference. I use this the unit every day for about 23 minutes and have never felt so peaceful. My sleep has improved as well as my daily anxiety. I don't understand the technical aspects of the "mind modulator" but it works. The light action is a bit intrusive when you first start but I adjusted within a few days and now welcomed the effect. Once my anxiety started to subside and I was able to relax -I found the visual light patterns to be fascinating. It would be useful for anyone trying to manage stress or enhance meditation techniques.
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Adrian S. on August 10, 2006
I recently upgraded my light and sound machine from Sirius (an older model from the same manufacturer) to Proteus. I like this one much better.

It sounds superb (it has binaural beats). The lights are better (it supports red and green lights (for energizing and relaxing, respectively) - most machines on the market are mono-color.

If you choose the proper program the sounds and lights will take you to an altered state of consciousness (through training and persistence).

I also use it to energize right after waking up to make me very sleepy before going to bed.

Some of the features I was telling: you can connect a CES device to it, so you will get electrical mini-pulses sent to your brain to enhance effect. I have a stereo OASIS CES unit.

Moreover, if you get a Thoughtstream unit from the same vendor - that is a biofeedback device - you could have programs (i.e. light and sound) adjusting dynamically depending on how you relax. BTW, you could connect both the CES and the biofeedback units at the same time (I haven't done that yet, but I have the hardware).

In addition, you can update the firmware (the biofeedback feature was added after the unit was released to sale) and upload your own sessions (there is a software). I'm thinking to create my own session for breathing exercises which go deeper as the user relaxes (getting input from the biofeedback device).

It has a disadvantage compared to the Sirius I had - there is a buzzing background noise, and I learned it's from the LED display. However, the display could be turned off during a session and the sounds goes away. You don't care about the display anyway - you have your eyes closed and have glasses over them.
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